Band Name: Deftones
Album Name: Saturday Night Wrist
Rating: 4.5 / 5 User Rating: 0 / 5
Label: Warner Brothers
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1. Hole in the Earth
4. Cherry Waves
9. Pink Cellphone
11. The Earth
"Saturday Night Wrist" is a combination of two other fine Deftone releases, "Around the Fur" and "White Pony". Bettering their last self titled effort (which is not to say that their self titled wasn't superb as well) the Deftones return with a full length that will keep the band shining on for many a year.|
Like the one before it, "Saturday Night Wrist" has its slow moments, its heavy moments, and its angry moments. In all you get what the Deftones have been doing for the past 8 years which is taking an abundance of influences in every direction and creating excellent songs out of those various directions. The formula has been working for a long time now, that's to say the band knows when to kick you in the face and when to caress you.
Songs like the single "A Hole In The Earth" to "Rapture" and the very very heavy "Rats!Rats!Rats!" are expansive in sound while Chino Moreno's vocals have become even more dirty as they burst with screams and wretches keeping intact the band's heavy roots (pun intended). In the midst of their floaty jams the band will then drive right into a very evil riff and turn things very ugly while the track "Mein" carries an excellent momentum throughout the entire track.
There is definitely a combating double personality on this album which is where the harking back to "Around the Fur" comes in while they carry the mellower touch of "White Pony" and the self titled album. 'Saturday Night Wrist' continues the powerful streak of well written albums the Deftones seem to put out tirelessly. The band has come along way and they keep on going strong. Never once has this band forgot about their past, instead they've built upon it in the best way possible and grew into one of the best mainstream acts music will ever have the pleasure of hearing.
Review by: Dave Huffy
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